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2 Chronicles 3:5

    2 Chronicles 3:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the greater house he paneled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and set thereon palm trees and chains.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the greater house he ceiled with fir-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and wrought thereon palm-trees and chains.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the greater house was roofed with cypress-wood, plated with the best gold and ornamented with designs of palm-trees and chains.

    Webster's Revision

    And the greater house he ceiled with fir-wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and wrought thereon palm-trees and chains.

    World English Bible

    The greater house he made a ceiling with fir wood, which he overlaid with fine gold, and ornamented it with palm trees and chains.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the greater house he cieled with fir tree, which he overlaid with fine gold, and wrought thereon palm trees and chains:

    Barnes' Notes on 2 Chronicles 3:5

    The greater house - i. e., the holy place, or main chamber of the temple, intervening between the porch and the holy of holies (so in 2 Chronicles 3:7).

    He cieled with fir tree - Rather, "he covered," or "lined." The reference is not to the ceiling, which was entirely of wood, but to the walls and floor, which were of stone, with a covering of planks (marginal reference). The word translated "fir" bears probably in this place, not the narrow meaning which it has in 2 Chronicles 2:8, where it is opposed to cedar, but a wider one, in which cedar is included.

    Palm trees and chains - See 1 Kings 6:29. The "chains" are supposed to be garlands or festoons.

    Wesley's Notes on 2 Chronicles 3:5

    3:5 Greater house - The holy place, which was thrice as large as the holy of holies.